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Cornelia J. Randolph to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), 7 Nov. 1814

I have been waiting for brother Charleses return all along to write to you, and had just determined to write by the post when he arrived, he is going to set of tomorrow and I have not time to write to Sister Ann by him, & besides that I wrote to her the other day. Papa has not returned yet...

Cornelia J. Randolph to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), 19 Dec. 1817

True to my promise, My Dear sister, of writing to you as soon as I had been to the first party, I take advantage of Mr Gilmer’s going to Albemarle & write you a letter by him, although it is very late & he sets off tomorrow morning.—To begin at the beginning then, I was drest &...

Cornelia J. Randolph to Jane H. Nicholas Randolph, 28 Jan. 1818

This is the last letter I shall probably write whilst I am in Richmond My Dear sister, & I must write as if for a wager, to be able to finish it in time for the post, I have just reciev’d yours & would not answer it at all but that such favours from you...

Cornelia J. Randolph to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), 28 [July] 1819

I must answer my Dear Virginia’s letter, if I can hold my head up only long enough to write three lines, but I have risen this morning with a stiff neck & as the pain and stiffness has been encreasing I am in great fear of having one of those attacks that I have had at Monticello when I ...

Cornelia J. Randolph to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), 11 Aug. 1819

We have spent so much of our time in visiting that I really am afraid I shall do very little with my books after all, for besides the time taken up by the act of dressing and visiting I really am so stupid and so much fatigued when I return that I find the bed the most proper place for me for...

Cornelia J. Randolph to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), 19 May 1820

I reciev’d your letters yesterday My Dear Virginia while writhing under one of those infernal pains, & with the horrors of being oblig’d to sleep that night in a room full of girls, for Mrs Carr & her daughters were expected last evening on their arrival from Baltimore; she is to spend...

Cornelia J. Randolph to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), 15 Dec. 1820

I intended to have written you a long letter to day my Dear Virginia but I went with the girls to pay Miss Campbell a visit, & I we return’d late, & have dinner early that Mann may go to Tufton this evening, he by him I must send my letter to the post, and so I have a very short time to...

Cornelia J. Randolph to Virginia J. Randolph (Trist), [ca. 6 Oct. 1821]

As Lilburne sets out tomorrow, I have laid aside Caleb Williams which I count among the most interesting novels I ever read, to write to you, to tell you we have arriv’d safe & sound & in health, without any accident on the road or any great fatigue from the journey, which is almost every...

Cornelia J. Randolph to Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge, 13 July 1825

Virginia & myself have had a contest, my Dear sister, about who should write by this post but I could not yeild my birthright so easily in this case, willing as I am to give up the melancholy privilege in general; I am not very fit company however for you or any one else this evening for I am...

Cornelia J. Randolph to Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge, 3 Aug. 1825

I am mounted upon a high chest in the cellar, my dear sister, in the midst of sweapers and scourers, for my time is so completely occupied by serving & entertaining company that I have not a quiet unemployed half hour even to devote to you, but write to you I will even in this sort of...

Cornelia J. Randolph to Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge, 31 Oct. 1825

We have at last got established in winter quarters dearest sister, but I do not feel at home without you & long for your company even more now than during the summer, then I was in such a constant turmoil that I scarce knew whether I was on my head or my heels, & scarce had a leisure...

Cornelia J. Randolph to Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge, 24 Nov. 1825

I have my hands so full at present, dear sister, that I can scarcely spare a half hour to write even to you, the duties of a housekeeper, of a milliner & mantua maker and the necessity of paying some neighbourhood visits before we are shut in for the winter, have made me a perfect drudge for...

Cornelia J. Randolph to Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge, 23 Feb. 1826

It is long since I have written to you my dear sister, partly because I have not had time, & partly because I had nothing to write about but unhappiness & misfortunes; fortune has persecuted us so unrelentingly that even though at last she seems to give us one smile to excite hope, not...

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